Castle Hill

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The lookout at the summit of Castle Hill offers great views of Townsville. Some hostels operate trips up here although it is more rewarding to hike up the steep trail to the top.


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Walking track from Hillside Crescent, Townsville

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  • Sharon, 25 Nov 2018


    Beautiful lookout over the city

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  • Rosie, 17 Apr 2016


    Walk up the Cutheringa Track for a great work out and view

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  • Liz, 29 Mar 2016


    Awesome for photographers

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  • Brenda, 21 Sep 2015


    Scenic views

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  • Quentin, 23 Nov 2014


    Great scenic view 360 around Townsville and Magnetic Island

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  • Alan, 28 Sep 2014


    Great exercise if you climb the stairs up. Nice views at the top! Worth your while.

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  • Andrew, 16 Jun 2014


    Stunning view...it's a must see when in Townsville 👍

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  • Matt, 06 Apr 2014


    There's chilled water available at the top of the hill, outside the restroom!

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  • Graeme, 05 May 2013


    An absolute must when visiting Townsville

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  • Matt, 26 Feb 2013


    The goat track was tough, but well worth it. It's so rewarding getting to the top and watching that sunset.

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  • Josh, 01 Feb 2013


    Great views over all of Townsville. Very popular with morning/afternoon walkers. If you are driving up there, watch out.

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  • Matt, 22 Feb 2012


    Townsville's natural gym. About an hour's walk up and down. Spectacular views and chilled drinking water at the top.

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  • Townsville, 15 Feb 2012


    Put on your comfy shoes and walk up the hill. Or brave the goat track!

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  • Dan, 01 Jan 2012


    One of the best city lookout views in the world. The wartime observation bunker late at night is incredible :)

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  • Justin, 22 Dec 2011


    Checkout the lookouts, great hikes and beautiful photo op's at twilight and night time

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  • David, 17 May 2011


    I recommend walking up the goat track and then running down the road :)

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  • Valerie, 04 Nov 2010


    Drive to the top for a great scenic view 360 around Townsville and Magnetic Island or walk up one of the many tracks to the summit.

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  • Queensland, 29 Sep 2010


    The white stick figure seen on the Hill is called The Saint. In the early 1970s uni students abseiled down the hill and painted him on the rocks. Today The Saint is seen as a local icon..

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  • James, 02 Feb 2010


    Good view from the top! Just don't have a heart attack on the way up!

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